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Common Use:
To evaluate the effectiveness of erythropoietin (EPO) administration as a treatment for anemia, especially related to chemotherapy and kidney disease.

Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Immunochemiluminometric assay)

AgeConventional & SI UnitsConventional & SI Units
0–3 yr1.7–17.9 milli-international units/mL2.1–15.9 milli-international units/mL
4–6 yr3.5–21.9 milli-international units/mL2.9–8.5 milli-international units/mL
7–9 yr1.1–13.5 milli-international units/mL2.1–8.2 milli-international units/mL
10–12 yr1.1–14.1 milli-international units/mL1.1–9.1 milli-international units/mL
13–15 yr2.2–14.4 milli-international units/mL3.8–20.5 milli-international units/mL
16–18 yr1.5–15.2 milli-international units/mL2.1–14.2 milli-international units/mL
Adult4.2–27.8 milli-international units/mL4.2–27.8 milli-international units/mL
Based on normal hemoglobin and hematocrit. Values may be decreased in older adults due to the effects of medications and the presence of multiple chronic or acute diseases with or without muted symptoms.

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